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a great week. >>> can type one diabetes be prevented or delayed? we will speak with scientists who are testing tens of thousands of people to find out. >> in the affordable care act, what does obama care mean for patients with type one diabetes? i'm steve olsen. welcome to "biocentury this week." >>> type one diabetes is a life- threatening disease that often strikes children. type one diabetics face a lifelong struggle as the patient's own body slowly destroys its insulin producing cells. unlike type es, type one cannot be prevented with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. type one patients can only test their blood frequently and inject themselves with insulin but researchers hope it may be possible to use drugs to prevent and delay and reverse the progression of type one diabetes. patient groups have formed an international consortium called trial net to pursue this huge goal. >> i'm pleased to be joined by two nih diabetes researchers, dr. ellen lessic and dr. lisa spain, and cynthia wright, senior vice president for advocacy and policy for the juvenile diabetes research
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